The MOP Up: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits record concurrency (October 1, 2017)
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Elsword, Ultima Online, Dreadnought, Overhit, Blade and Soul, Project Ex, Conquer Online, Wurm Online, MechWarrior Online, Pokemon Go, Skyforge, Paladins, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Miranda, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Miranda: This solo developer MMO pumped out a “Nemesis” update with team-based PvP matches.
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: This popular PvP shooter recently hit 1.5 million concurrency. Will nothing stop this game from dominating the globe?
- Wurm Online: Permission changes are the main focus for this patch, so don’t you go looting someone else’s dead horse!
- Skyforge: Now that the demon invasion has entered its fifth week, the elder gods decided to join in the fun!
- Pokemon Go: Due to a game outage, the ARG is extending its southeast Asia event through October 3rd.
- MechWarrior Online: The world championships recently wrapped up as the three finalists duked it out.
- Blade and Soul: Check out the replay of the 2017 World Championship Finals!
Odds and Ends
- Oculus Rift: The VR company announced that it will be offering a no-strings-attached 14-day refund policy for games and apps.
- Ultima Online: After pausing everything due to the recent natural disasters, the MMO has reactivated housing decay and timers.
Catch up with the latest goings-on at Elsword with the first volume of the Elsword Insider:
Get a “taste of fire” with Dreadnought’s new game map and prepare to amaze your socks off by watching the German launch trailer:
From the makers of HIT comes (get ready for an evolution!) Overhit. It’s some nice-looking turn-based fantasy game with masks and low cleavage:
What do you think of Project Ex, a fusion of strategy and action for mobile devices?
A new look for the Ninja and something called “life transformation” are on their way to the 14-year-old Conquer Online:
Paladins Premiere League begins its e-sports dominance on September 30th: